AugustaWestland chooses Engenuity VAPS tool for cockpit displays

MONTREAL, 11 May 2006. Engenuity Technologies Inc. in Montreal announced that AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, has approved Engenuity Technologies as an airborne software supplier and selected VAPS XT 661 for development of the AugustaWestland ARINC 661 cockpit displays.

May 11th, 2006

MONTREAL, 11 May 2006. Engenuity Technologies Inc. in Montreal announced that AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, has approved Engenuity Technologies as an airborne software supplier and selected VAPS XT 661 for development of the AugustaWestland ARINC 661 cockpit displays.

AgustaWestland has already licensed the commercial, off-the-shelf (COTS) software for use in prototype and simulations environments. With the Approved Airborne Software Supplier designation, Engenuity's VAPS XT 661 software is now approved to fly aboard AgustaWestland aircraft. This prestigious designation is only given out to companies and products that meet the rigorous demands of a full corporate and production audit performed onsite by AgustaWestland.

VAPS XT 661 is based on the commercial aviation display standard ARINC 661, which supports interoperability of equipment within the aircraft cockpit. VAPS XT 661 will allow HMI developers at AgustaWestland to easily design cockpit display systems that comply with this aviation protocol. The VAPS XT 661 software will be initially deployed in EH101 cockpits.

A part of Engenuity's next-generation VAPS XT toolset, VAPS XT 661 provides the flexibility and extensibility HMI developers need to design and develop user-defined widgets. Based on the open and extensible architecture of VAPS XT, VAPS XT 661 gives developers control over virtually every object parameter, allowing for greater creative freedom.

For more information contact Engenuity Technologies online at www.engenuitytech.com.

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